Chairman Thompson says Jan. 6 committee did not have access to footage

by Jacob Fuller

Chris Lange, FISM News


Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), who headed up the now-defunct Jan. 6th select committee, made a shocking admission Wednesday that none of its members had actually ever reviewed the Capitol Police surveillance footage in its entirety.

“I’m not actually aware of any member of the committee who had access,” Thompson told CNN Wednesday, as reported by Alayna Treene. “We had a team of employees who kind of went through the video.”

RedState writer “Bonchie” pointed out the significance of the stunning admission.

“Think about the implications of that. Thompson, Liz Cheney, and the rest of the January 6th committee members presented themselves as absolute authorities on what happened at the Capitol Building that day,” he wrote.

They claimed to have spent over a year personally investigating the matter, leaving no stone unturned. They then took that self-prescribed sense of authority and used it to spin a politically convenient narrative just before a major election that was immediately pronounced above reproach.

Mollie Hemingway, editor-in-chief at The Federalist, called the January 6 committee a “made-for-TV show trial.”